Tammy Murphy knocks NRA in first New Jersey Senate race ad

New Jersey’s first lady, Tammy Murphy (D), went after the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the first ad of her Senate campaign, vowing to push for gun reform legislation if elected.

Murphy’s campaign released an ad called “.Cowards,” release On Wednesday, she was seen standing outside NRA headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.

“This is the world headquarters of the NRA. It’s where cowards work,” she says in the ad. “They know their guns are killing our children, but they don’t care.”

Murphy, wife of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) and first lady since 2017, has vowed to create universal background checks for gun purchases, eliminate immunity for gun manufacturers, He called for a ban on “style assault rifles.” ”

Murphy is running for the Senate seat currently held by Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, who is accused of accepting bribes from a group of businessmen in exchange for favors. Menendez has denied the allegations, called for his resignation, and said he intends to run for re-election, although he has not officially started campaigning.

Despite his strong ties to many New Jersey Democratic leaders, Murphy faced some hurdles early in his campaign. Polls show her trailing her biggest rival in the nomination race, Rep. Andy Kim (D.N.J.), and her campaign manager announced last week that the campaign left.

Kim leads Murphy in Farleigh Dickinson University poll released Last month there was a 12 point difference, but 30% were undecided.

Mr. Murphy has also faced criticism for his relationship with the governor, particularly for giving him an unfair advantage in winning support from party leadership, which can decide where candidates are placed on primary ballots. It has also been criticized for.

In the ad, Murphy said his “mission” was to “defeat” the NRA.

“I will not be bought and I will not be bullied, so I approve this message,” she said.

The ad will air on cable TV, streaming and digital platforms, according to the release.

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